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[FARE GONE]QR Business (R) SGN-Various USA/EU/South America from $553 USD RT

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Original premium fare deal was for QR J class travel, originating in Vietnam (SGN and HAN) to several destinations across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Travel period 8/2017 - 3/2018 inclusive, RT fares in the USD 500 - 700 range (USD $0.05 base fare).

Reports have now been circulating that all held, non-purchased fares have been canceled by the airline. Some held and then purchased fares were also canceled, but several reports indicate at least some of those have been re-instated.

For more information on flying Qatar Airways, visit the FT forum: Qatar Airways | Privilege Club. This thread in that forum is especially useful: Qatar Airways Forum Dashboard.

This wikipost is intended to help us better understand if there are any trends (by route, travel date, and/or held/ticketed status) in these cancellations. In all entries, please include: outbound or inbound departure date, origin-destination, original ticket status (only *if* "Held" or "Ticketed after Hold"), and current ticket status only *if* your ticket was cancelled ("Cancelled" or "Cancelled & Reinstated").

August HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Aug 05 SGN-Africa - Ticketed after Hold.
Aug 08 SGN-EZE
Aug 13 EZE-SGN
Aug 23 HAN-FRA

September HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Sep XX HAN-GRU
Sep 21 SGN-JFK
Sep 30 SGN-ORD - mster
Sep XX HAN-PHL
Sep XX SGN-JFK
Sep XX SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled & Reinstated.


October HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Oct 03 ORD-SGN - mster
Oct 07 SGN-DFW - mster
Oct 13 DFW-SGN - mster
Oct XX SGN-JNB

November HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Nov 05 SGN-JFK - trapped
Nov 07 JFK-SGN - trapped
Nov 09 SGN-ORD - trapped
Nov 16 ORD-SGN - trapped
Nov XX HAN-PHL - Ticketed after Hold.

December HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Dec 23 SGN-DFW pbg
Dec 28 DFW-SGN pbg
Dec 28 SGN-DFW
Dec XX SGN-DFW

January HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Jan 10 DFW-SGN
Jan 11 HAN-DFW
Jan 13 DFW-HAN
Jan 25 SGN-ORD - Booked via OTA. Davem4 (Happy for SGN meet late Jan)
Jan 31 HAN-ATL - mster
Jan XX SGN-SOF
Jan XX HAN-PHL - Ticketed after Hold.
Jan XX SGN-Africa
Jan XX DFW-SGN
Jan XX SGN-PHL
Jan XX SGN-EZE/GRU - Three RTs.
Jan XX SGN-DFW
Jan XX SGN-DFW


February HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Feb 20 ATL-HAN - mster
Feb XX SGN-JNB
Feb XX PHL-SGN
Feb XX GRU-SGN - Three RTs.
Feb 09 ORD-SGN - Booked via OTA. Davem4
Feb 10 SGN-WAW - Booked via OTA. - Davem4
Feb XX SGN-JFK - Booked via OTA - lcpteck


March HAN/SGN-XXX & XXX-HAN/SGN
Mar 01 SGN-ATL - mster
Mar 07 ATL-SGN - mster
Mar 04 SGN-JFK
Mar 19 JFK-SGN
Mar 01 HAN-MIA
Mar 04 MIA-HAN
Mar XX SGN-DFW
Mar XX SGN-DFW
Mar 03 WAW-SGN - Booked via OTA. - Davem4 (Happy for SGN meet early Mar)

Held & Cancelled
Aug XX SGN-FRA - Held. Cancelled.
Oct XX SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled.
Nov / Feb SGN-PHL - Held. Cancelled. (Held ~7:30pm. No record when I went to ticket Monday @8:30am.)
Jan / Feb SGN-JFK - Held. Cancelled.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:03 am
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Originally Posted by qsh View Post
Mind quoting it? Twitter is blocked at work...
Attached a screenshot of a reply from 2h ago...multiple replies like this one
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:04 am
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Turn on your Twitter notifications for Qatar. If there are announcements for any further surprises, it will be posted to Twitter first.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:04 am
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So the cycle begins!
excitement about the fare, on forums and blogs
rush of bookings
success stories by those who got in
cries of disappointment by those who missed it
Some cancellations/downgrades by the airline
heated debate whether is is an error fare or not
airline makes a stand on whether it will honor or not
cries of unfairness by those canceled or downgraded
lawsuits/charge backs or threats of lawsuits/ charge backs by those affected
discussions of repositioning/transiting by those whose tickets survive
trip reports by those who survived and flew
delayed refunds by the airline

then
next promo fare pops up
rinse and repeat.

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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:10 am
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oh I think there should be one more step in the cycle: discussions of repositioning/transiting, and some technical discussions.
and let me start that part.

Heard that you can technically do TWOV at SGN as long as you have a flight out within 24hr, but also read a few horror stories, anyone recently transit at SGN between different airlines and remained airside? really do not want to pay the massive sum for a visa useful for 2 hours.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:10 am
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Now this is some seriously good marketing from Qatar. Look at how this topic and Twitter exploded..

I'm quite sad I missed out on it
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:13 am
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same here, I think it's a normal process, a bit over the top. I've filled it out already.
used amex plat. no issues. went through just fine. it's been at least 5 hours since booking. everything confirmed.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:33 am
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oh I think there should be one more step in the cycle: discussions of repositioning/transiting, and some technical discussions.
Lol. Added it
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:35 am
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Turn on your Twitter notifications for Qatar. If there are announcements for any further surprises, it will be posted to Twitter first.
totally doubt that.. its not appeared last time.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by beyounged View Post
Heard that you can technically do TWOV at SGN as long as you have a flight out within 24hr, but also read a few horror stories, anyone recently transit at SGN between different airlines and remained airside? really do not want to pay the massive sum for a visa useful for 2 hours.
The problem is convincing the airline taking you to Vietnam that you won't have an issue there. They simply won't let you board, since the QR ticket is a separate ticket and they won't take the risk. Best plan is to get a single entry 3 month visa, or an invitation letter, and simply not use it till the very end (you'll need it again on your return to Vietnam as part of the QR ticket).
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:43 am
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Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
The problem is convincing the airline taking you to Vietnam that you won't have an issue there. They simply won't let you board, since the QR ticket is a separate ticket and they won't take the risk. Best plan is to get a single entry 3 month visa, or an invitation letter, and simply not use it till the very end (you'll need it again on your return to Vietnam as part of the QR ticket).
This is exactly what I will be doing to be on the safe side.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
The problem is convincing the airline taking you to Vietnam that you won't have an issue there. They simply won't let you board, since the QR ticket is a separate ticket and they won't take the risk. Best plan is to get a single entry 3 month visa, or an invitation letter, and simply not use it till the very end (you'll need it again on your return to Vietnam as part of the QR ticket).
The problem with this strategy is, should you be required to use that entry prior to departure you'll have nothing to show on the return. Safe bet in this case is paying the extra for multiple entry I'd think.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 5:50 am
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I have 2 passports. One can get me into Vietnam for free and one with US visa Waiver. Wonder if it's ok to enter and leave Vietnam with one passport and show the other one with ESTA at checkin for US flight? I did something similar many times in other countries but not sure about regulation/law in Vietnam. Anybody has any experience? Thanks
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:06 am
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Thanks m.daniel and mirob. Will keep y´all posted if that flight to TX flies out...!
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:25 am
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Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
Congratulations to everbody who got in! Gues the Europeans are a bit late to the party, since we just woke up 😒
That's exactly what I thought to start with - EU-based so missed the boat on this one.

However, I'd only recently booked a QR routing WAW-DOH-HAN-BKK-DOH-WAW in Y for my winter hols, so knowing that the deal came and went while I slept in my bed makes me feel a bit better about having made that original booking.
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Old Jul 31, 17, 6:37 am
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My hold was cancelled. oh well. picked bad dates anyways. Now when is the next $0 base fare promo?
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